Caiman Ecological Refuge

Caiman Ecological Refuge is a 53,000-hectare ranch located in the heart of the southern Pantanal region of Brazil, one of the world’s most important wetlands, hosting one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in the Americas.

Pantanal, Brazil
Caiman Ecological Refuge
  • One of the most accessible of the southern Pantanal lodges - 4 hours by road

  • Great option for families as the two lodges Baiazinha and Cordilheira have their own swimming pools

  • Accommodation is a notch up here and the guests rooms are spacious and have more frills

  • Wildlife spotting on your doorstep

Caiman Ecological Refuge combines conservation with eco-tourism and a working cattle ranch. Located in the southern region of the Pantanal, Caiman consists of a two independent lodges offering a similar level of comfort - all have swimming pools, air-conditioned rooms and private bathrooms.

Caiman Ecological Refuge has a great little restaurant with menus inspired by Pantanal recipes using only local ingredients such as freshwater fish, meats and fruits of the Cerrada. Twice a week the lodge offers guests a traditional barbecue and oreada, a special local meat dried over night which is held in high regard by the local people and very tasty indeed.

The Pantanal is home to the most spectacular array of wildlife including 300 species of birds, anteaters, armadillo, caiman and monkeys. The topography is very flat which makes it much easier to view wildlife than in the confines of the Amazon jungle. It has a diverse landscape of savanna lowlands, seasonal wetlands and rich forest areas. Resident naturalist guides accompany guests on fascinating excursions in specially adapted vehicles, on foot and by canoe.

Please note that Caiman is also available for exclusive hire.

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Top tip:

Opt for a private guide and vehicle for the duration of your stay for complete flexibility. This will enable you to choose how long you are on safari for and tailor your wildlife viewing to suit your wishes. An excellent option for families and keen photographers but I would recommend this to anyone

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Pantanal, Brazil

Caiman Ecological Refuge is located in the Southern Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul, on a 53 thousand hectare ranch, 236 km from Campo Grande, the state capital.

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